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2016 bike rack?

I'm still looking for a bike rack for my 2016 smart. They're the 1st one with just 1 hole in the bumper instead of 2. The custom bike rack I used before was for 2 holes. This is NUTS that Smart doesn't have one yet!

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I NOW HAVE A BIKE RACK on my 2016 Smart! I bought this great bike rack from genius Garrett @ https://2x2cycles.com/product/the-sm...-bicycle-rack/ BUT my new 2016 had only 1 hole in the bumper instead of 2 so it didn't work. Garrett suggested I have someone take off the outer bumper and see if the one underneath did still have 2 holes in it. It didn't BUT my wonderful Penske repair shop offered to put an inner bumper on from a 2015 Smart car they had and drill a hole in the outer bumper so now I'm riding again - and all for about $200! SOMEDAY Smart may come out with a bike rack that would be easier than this but certainly much more expensive.
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I NOW HAVE A BIKE RACK on my 2016 Smart! I bought this great bike rack from genius Garrett @ https://2x2cycles.com/product/the-sm...-bicycle-rack/ BUT my new 2016 had only 1 hole in the bumper instead of 2 so it didn't work. Garrett suggested I have someone take off the outer bumper and see if the one underneath did still have 2 holes in it. It didn't BUT my wonderful Penske repair shop offered to put an inner bumper on from a 2015 Smart car they had and drill a hole in the outer bumper so now I'm riding again - and all for about $200! SOMEDAY Smart may come out with a bike rack that would be easier than this but certainly much more expensive.
Does that mean that the crash bars on the 451 and th 453 are the same? Is that what they changed out to have the two holes to mount the rack. If so then a smart car universe trailer hitch would also fit as I have on my current 451. That would open all kinds of possibilities.
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Not sure - they just called it the bumper...
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Maybe Neon can answer the ? as she owns them both. Hey Neon how about giving a look see under the rear?
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Maybe Neon can answer the ? as she owns them both. Hey Neon how about giving a look see under the rear?
If you look really close you may be very suprised!
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I am suffering too. I hope you can find a solution. Keep me posted and I will keep you posted as well.
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